Mary Titus Hazelton


John Muir



me as one of the old time friends. I remain with kind regards to yourself and family,

Very sincerely

Mary Titus Hazelton


476 N. 3rd St. San Jose [diacritic]

May 18, 1895:

Dear Mr. Muir,

Last evening Mrs. Allen brought me "The Mountains of California" so kindly sent by you.
Ah, Mr. Muir, you are really becoming more charitable toward your less fortunate fellowman and woman I well remember when you positively refused the glaciers of Alaska to the lazy San Joseans, as you did not believe in study-



[study-]ing glaciers while sitting in an easy chair at home.
Here you have written us a book so charmingly realistic, that we have only to sit in our rocker with none of the drudgery and weariness of climbing and obtain a near vision of the "Range of Light, the most divinely beautiful of all the mountain chains."
During the past week I have been urging my good husband


to take a trip to the High Sierras to obtain relief from his troublesome asthma. But now I shall hand him "The mountains of California" and as he sits in his easy chair and roams through those "mountain mansions where nature has taken pains to gather her choicest treasures" the asthma will disappear like the morning mists.
Thanking you very much for remembering


San Jose [Calif]

Date Original

1895 May 18


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 0995

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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